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of apprenticeships spirit i excepts. he must not abandon the plan that has given us record low interest rates. >> this is not working. today's figures show it is not working. it is his failure that means we -- whatly 1,000,001 peopl this government is pledged to do is everything we can to get our economy moving. that is why we cut corporation tax and why we are reforming the system. this is why we created the zone. i know what he wants. he wants us to change course on reducing our deficit. we would end up with interest rates like portugal and spain and italy. we it would send our economy into a tailspin. >> we want people to get back to work. what the prime minister does not seem to understand that unemployment goes month of. the cost goes up. hear people are in work. teen-age a credible flight for growth. it is not just young people. when was the last time the unemployment reached a level it has today. >> he is wrong. there are 50,000 more men and women than there were at the time of the election. there are half a million more credible jobs. he specifically asked about a credible growth plan
warranted. however, u.s. industrial and consumer products going to panama face an average duty of 7%. and u.s. agricultural exports face an average tariff of 15%. implementing this agreement will level the playing field for u.s. exporters by drastically reducing or ending panama's tariff on u.s. goods. most u.s. consumer and industrial products will immediately become duty-free as will half of u.s. farm exports. any remaining tariffs will decrease quickly thereafter. opening panama's market will be a boone for u.s. companies, workers and farmers. the panamanian economy is rapidly growing and is expected to more than double by 2020. panama is already one of the largest markets for some u.s. exporters and service firms. the importance of panama will only grow for these firms and others as we gain greater access to this expanding economy. this is also true for our farmers. whose exports to panama are expected to significantly increase under the agreement. not only will american farmers benefit from lower tariffs into panama, they will also benefit from the removal of nontariff and regu
across the u.s. this week, we will look at other perspectives on the issue of lightsquared. now joining us is representative paul broun. he is chairman of the science- space technology subcommittee. you recently held a hearing around lightsquared. what was that hearing about and what did you learn? guest: we have been trying to get information from lightsquared, because the information we have been able to ascertain thus far is that this ground-based broadband network that lightsquared wants to put in place is being fast track through the fcc. and this administration is pushing the fcc to approve ishtsquared's spectrum which adjacent to the gps spectrum. everything that we hear from all lightsquared is that this spectrum, if it is ground-based, is going to interfere with everybody's gps in their cars and interfere with the highly that the gpeseses science and the military community uses. so the high precision gps is probably going to be interviewed byk b-- interfered with lightsquared going ahead. the spectrum was designed for low intensity. it was designed to be a signal broadcast from
that the rest of us do. in response to the question earlier today from the congressman, we have quite an extensive bram to try to ensure that information can reach the iranian people, that they have the technology with access to that information. there are other things we can do to be helpful in supporting the aspirations of the iranian people. we would be glad to give you more detail. >> thank you. >> i have nothing to add. >> then i will turn to syria. there has been ongoing violence. secretary rice led an effort to vigorously. my question is, what is ever strategy moving forward? there has been progress made building international consensus. the question is, what are our next steps and what specifically do we need to do to work with china and russia to address their concerns? >> we have not stop to that effort. indeed, secretary cohen said earlier today, today the european union -- the commercial bank of iran and i meant to say the commercial bank of syria. they designated the commercial bank, which is an important step. stopping petroleum between oil and gas between europe in this
communicators". we look at the future of cloud computing by the u.s. government. a member of congress and internet executive discuss the benefits and challenges of the government easing towards cloud computing. >> dan lungren is chairman of the homeland security committee on cyber security. he is a republican of california and his subcommittee held a hearing on cloud computing. congerssman lungren is our guest on "the communicators.:" i9s cloud computing inevitable? guest: it is already part of the mix. and one of the serious but concerned i have is not that it is inevitable but the fact that we ensure that the security aspects of cloud computing are ahead of time and incorporated into this new computer world. host: jennifer martina's of politico is a technology reporter. she joins us this week. guest: the hearing was focused on the, like his said, the security of cloud computing, and the federal government moving its system towards the cloud. at that hearing you described administration officials touting the benefits of the cloud as glass half full people. and then there was a gao of
amendment and bill us ouof the congress will not. we're sad because of too much concentrated wealth, subsidized and born of government protection, too much poverty borne of government neglect, to many of wars, to my children killing children, too many jobs leaving and too much drugs coming. we can and malnutrition now. we can relieve sudent loan debt now. dr. king would be said that america had a moment and history of historic proportions in 2008 but they elected barack obama. yet that reduction has been met with unrelenting retribution, retaliation, then on and on printed -- unprecedented opposition. people seem to be willing to sink the ship just to destroy the captain. we have to be bter than that. [applause] like lyndon baines johnson, poverty was restored in the great society. dr. king would not settle for shifting the chairs on the deck of the titanic. he wanted to plug the holes to stop the water from coming in. 43 years after dr. king's plan and occupation on this same sp, he would say to the occupiers on wl street,he movement has gone global and you are the offspring of dr.
about gp growth. i think it is quite difficult to compare iranian gdp growth with u.s. gdp growth. the iranian economy is about $800 billion in g8. the u.s. is $14.60 trillion. iran is about 5% size of the united states. it is heavily dependent on the oil sector. when oil prices increase as they have in the last year or so, that has a disproportionate effect on the gdp growth in iran. >> let me correct you -- already in gdp was $338 billion in 2008 and $357 billion in 2010. it is about a 5.5% growth over that time. >> the imf projects gdp growth not just for iran and the u.s. but for other countries in the middle east who are oil producers -- looking at just the countries in the middle east that are oil producers, iran is the lowest of all those countries in projected gdp growth. its projected gdp growth by the imf is less than half of the average projected gdp growth of other middle eastern oil exporting countries. i think that is the comparison, iran verses other middle eastern countries that are dependent on the x or taken of oil for their gdp -- on the exportation of oil for t
was as great a man as i have ever seen. the historical weight of this long overdue monument reminds us that we must be lifters' now. in the 1960's as today, divisiveness was based on fear and prejudice and misinformation. now with the cost and 24 hour news cycle, the power of misinformation has increased. we must remind ourselves that intelligence drums in ignorance every time -- trumps ignorance every time. when given the facts, people make good decisions. that leads to a problem dr. king faced 50 years ago, one that is worse today and that is the court for visitation, the politicization and the trivialization of the news. dr. king once spoke candidly with me about the news coverage of the civil rights movement. nationwide especially in cities like jackson. there was a little news coverage at all anywhere. he was also concerned that southern affiliate's stations would persuade the networks to tone down if not eliminate coverage that went out to the rest of the country. at the time, frankly, i did not feel his concerns were warranted. the than owners of my network in my bosses in new york work
advisor to the great lakes region that has been suggested -- you use the word special envoy -- but is this in the making? what is the prospect of that? >> be of taken it under indictment very seriously. -- we have taken it under advisement very seriously based on the recommendation of your committee. >> the fact that we know that there is an expense of mobile phones and fm radio, will you be using that technology to try to get word out to ask for defection from the lra fighters? >> that is correct, sir. there are cell towers and the use of cellphones and right now they are using other radio waves. many communities are calling in on a regular basis to say where the lra is. so we need better coordination. >> thank you. >> mr. duncan of south carolina is recognized. >> thank you madam chairman. back in the spring of march or april, the deputy assistant security advisor was talking about a libyan involvement. he said this. "we are enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals which is protecting the libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-f
something, but you have a better chance of winning. and >> you can use your parents, other students, teachers, and c- span as resources on the way. this process is both fun and extremely rewarding with a little bit of effort, anyone can do this. >> the british parliament is in recess so that members can attend their party conferences. next, remarks from porter's prime minister david cameron at the party's conservative conference. he has led the party since 2005. he talked about the eurozone financial crisis and vowed that as long as he is prime minister, britain will never join the euro. he criticized the opposition labor party's economic policies and outlined his plans for education and immigration reform. he also said he supported legalizing gay marriage. his comments are about 50 minutes. >> i am proud of my team, i am proud of our members, and i am proud of you. you have made this week the success it has been for our party and our country. people have clear instructions for this government. lead us out of this economic mess. do it in a way that is fair and right. as you do it, p
for statistics to and just, to talk about how u.s. students are doing in math and reading. ♪ host: said it has been about one week since bank of america announced new bank fees for debit card holders. in that time, protests have been heard from the floor. this morning, we want to hear from you. get your reaction to bank fees and whether or not you think they are fair. phone numbers are on the screen. if you are a republican, for republicans, 202-737-0001. for democrats, 202-624-1111. for independents, 202-624-0760. please allow 30 days between your calls. you can contact us electronically as well. e-mail us batboy twitter.com/c- spanwj -- e-mail us at twitter.com/c-spanwj, or you can -- e-mail us at journal@c- span.org, send us a twitter at twitter.com/c-spanwj, or post to our facebook page. mr. constantine is the author of open quote price list: bringing down the visa and mastercard cartel." bank of america said recently that they would charge $5 a month for the use of debit cards. they argued they were forced to make that change because of regulations that alter the economics of the card. ot
of things they can use to be basically. >> did you want to comment? >> i think i agree with you that i believe we should look at it. we have a different color coming in every year. how do we know what the future will look like? what people are looking for in their retirement system. it may make the military more enticing to come and if an individual thinks they may have something they can take with them. also, even though you have a gi bill, i think that is an outstanding benefits. whistle have an individual who will be separated possibly during drawdown with 12 years of service. i think we need to look at that. that is what we will do. >> to read very much. we will proceed to mr. kaufman of colorado. >> i guess my first question is, some of the testimony reference to that it is a relatively low percentage of payroll that supports the retirement system but nobody has said what that is. i wonder if somebody can give me a percentage number. >> at this point we have some of the numbers i would like to take a for the record, please. >> very well. i just think -- first of all, i agree with
and track the latest contributions. easy to use, it helps you navigate the political landscape with twitter feeds and facebook updates from the campaigns. plus, links to c-span media partners, all at c- span.org/campaign2012. president obama hence to nevada today for a couple of campaign events as part of a three-day trip through western states. the associated press reports the president will talk about jobs. nevada has the nation's highest unemployment rate at nearly 13.5%. the president goes to california tomorrow, colorado tomorrow night. republican presidential candidate michele bachmann was in iowa this past weekend for several campaign events. she spoke to this conversation at a service in cash out -- at cavalry bible church. she talked about the trip that her ancestors made to the u.s. before settling in iowa. she talks about how her fate has affected her life. trolley after arriving, she greeted congregation members. this is about 55 minutes. >> what is your name? good to meet you. hello, mary. you are an old farmer? i married a young one. >> thank you. >> she want to get a picture
perspectives. many of us believe we have different interests. it is also quite clear that neither russia nor the united states quite controls the situation. we have a number of countries in the region who dare to have their own interests and act on the basis of what they believe are their interests. those in moscow and washington are not just acting. there also reacting. they're not just creating situations. they are managing situations. it is difficult. it is controversial. so is likely to become more do after this weekend's events in moscow. i am talking about president putin deciding he will be coming back to power. those of us who have watched the remarkable united russian congress and those of us who were back in moscow during the days of communism felt it was all very well orchestrated. it looked quite impressive. during the, the minister -- during the communist party congresses, they would at least proceed with a vote and elect their candidates. this time, i have to give them credit, they were quite efficient and did not want to waste any time. prime minister putin came to the podium
their currency and korea is one of only three nations on earth identified as a currency manipulators by our own u.s. terror treasury. does this adeprement preclude currency manipulation? it does not. they remake their val added taxes to all their exports. build a car in korea, don't pay taxes in korea. build a car in the u.s., we cant rebate the taxes under thescurrent laws and when the u.s. car gets to the border of korea, they pay a 10% tax. we'll export autos to korea if they're 20% cheaper than those produced by cheaper labor in koa, not very likely. but let's sa we could. if you buy a u.s. car and you're a korean citizen, they'll audit your taxes. most employers do not allow owners offord automobiles, which are mostly luxury automobiles over there, there are very few foreign automobiles, to have parking spaces at work. and korea does not buy very many cars. they have a 65% mix, 65% of the cars they produce are exported. this is not about u.s. exports to korea. it's a platform for them to send us stuff here. that's cheaper and displace american jobs. even the u.s. international trade council, t
this debate. my party's become used to lending its policies to the government, so if i could suggest that we move on with interand mid-term targets. i'm surprised the prime minister didn't choose to mention that. these are ways, of course, of holding such a state to account and allowing this parliament to have a say on how we reach the target that is put forward. so we've been looking at ambitious, front-loaded targets. we believe this is the best way to progress in line with the u.k. stern report. by front loading the prime minister will be aware that changes have to be less serious to meet the 2020 peak. so we'll be looking at a 2020 target of 40% reductions. it's ambitious we know. a 2030 target with a further 30%. and a final 30% target for the 2040, bringing us to the 100% overall. we wanted to front load these as i explained because it's going to put forward a pressure which is hard at first. and we acknowledge that. but it's an opportunity for us say after the 2020 peak our party to be able to really reduce the pressure. we're obviously very concerned about investment in renewable ene
project on u.s. prohibition. later, stephen tankel of american university joins us to discuss pakistan and global terrorism. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: house and senate members are back in washington this week with a vote to keep the government running for six weeks scheduled in the house today. yesterday the senate moves forward on a bill to punish china for keeping the value of the currency lower. and on capitol hill, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will appear before the joint economic committee at 10:00 a.m. to discuss operation twist, the next efforts to boost the economy. live coverage on c-span 3 this morning. president obama will travel to texas to stump for his jobs bill, pledging monday to personally lobby congressional leaders to pass legislation. we will begin with campaign 2012 this morning and get your perspective on a presidential bid from new jersey gov. chris christie. he has not said if he is in or out but we want to hear from all of you this morning. we also have a fourt
outside of government. the government was not created there to allow us to have liberty. if we are going to have government, and which should be limited, should be precisely to protect those liberties that are rightfully our own. [applause] the misunderstanding of ownership of course it means it's your body and people shouldn't tell you what to do with your body. it tells you what he cando with your liberty. you should use your liberty for my viewpoint and my advice use it in a productive manner. i see liberty as therelease of creative energy coming into the purpose is to work for excellence and virtue. believing that once you deliver that responsibility, the government, all they do is undermine liberty coming and it ruins the efforts to be productive and to improve oneself. but if one is convinced that we have this responsibility it means two things, one, you deserve to keep the fruits of your labor which means there shouldn't be an income tax. [cheers and applause] now that part is easily understood. the second half of it is n now that part is easily understood. the second ha
, even suggesting that it would be impossible to pull off and questioning how iran would ever use a mexican drug cartels for a terrorist attack on american soil. but i would note, in the september 11 attacks from the 9/11 commission pointedly stated -- and this was their conclusions across the government, it was imagination, policy, and government -- capabilities and management. we do not believe leaders understand the gravity of the threat to our leaders completely understand the gravity of the threat? that is the essence of what we are trying to ask today. it appears to me that our government risks the failure of imagination. it may not fully be considering the gravity of the iranian threat. this is a game changer and represent crossing of the red line by iran. for many members of this kiddie-committee is not surprising. witnesses testified that iran, both directly and through it plot -- its proxy, hezbollah, had its tentacles from the entrenched in latin america, venezuela, and into mexico. one witness testified that hezbollah was sharing underground tunnel technology with the
what it means to be a citizen of the world and understand how the rest of the world affects us here in places like indiana. i would argue, yes, it can happen again. he is a game changer. count on it. he is not the left will keep. >> the author of "the forgotten man." james madison, prof. of history at indiana university. david willkie, the grandson of, wendell willkie. we thank the russellville historical society for letting us conduct this program here. as we look typical life and career of wendell willkie, a passed away in the fall of 1944. >> window welty, republican candidate for the presidency of the united states in 1940, taken suddenly at age 52. dominated by popular acclaim, wendell willkie won the admiration of all his countrymen for his energy, policy, and forthright courage. he spent the last years of his vigorous life in an effort to promote mutual understanding and good will among all nations. they talk with churchill in london and shared experiences with britain's average pokes. -- folks. he visited and talk with the people of russia, of the middle east, and of china,
to be a u.s. circuit judge for the poor circuit. votes will follow. you can see the senate live on c-span2. >> get regular updates of what is on the c-span networks on twitter. get a quick program information, including which events are live. it is easy to sign up. the latest, most instant information of what to watch on c-span networks now on twitter. >> fcc chairman julius genachowski links u.s. economy and jobs growth with broadband high-speed internet. this is about 35 minutes. >> i would like to say thank-you to chairman genachowski for allowing us to put on this event. we are very excited to be talking about these topics and how they can help us to put forward. i have had the pleasure of knowing him for several years and have been very excited about the initiatives he has been pushing. we also have warren brown, the owner and founder of the washington d.c. area business with seven locations throughout the metro area. they are great example of how can work together to spur new growth for local businesses by leveraging technology in driving people from the on-line world into the on-lin
currency bill. when it was discussed that these bills would be brought to the floor, many of us said we shouldn't even be considering these bills. 6,000 for colombia, perhaps 70,000 for korea, maybe 1,000 for panama. 77,000 jobs, that's significant. if in fact those numbers really bear out. let's assume they do for a moment. we are making a big deal out of 77,000 jobs which are a big deal, but how much bigger a deal is it to say we are ignoring the fact that we are losing over one million jobs per year because of the china man national park plays of their currency? the distinguished speaker has said if we push this bill, we will start a trade war with china. my, have i heard that song before. many of us have been fighting for a better relationship with china in terms of our trade relationship, and for at least two decades we have been fighting for opening of our markets to china to stop the piracy of our intellectual property, the list goes on. but this manipulation of currency, ok, the speaker says we are going to start a trade war, 20 years ago when we started this debate following ti
or send us a tweet. thursday morning. it is a foggy day in the nation's capital. we will try to break through all of that with the discussion of the passage of the free-trade agreement. with so much discussion about the economy, we would like to hear what you think about this and whether this is a plus for the economy. whether it will be a job creator or something that will affect jobs in the united states in a negative way. all lines are open and you can send an e-mail or tweet or comments on facebook. a story from "the new york times" about this. someone who has been following these trade negotiations for quite awhile, writes for bloomberg and business week -- "bloombergbusinessweek" has a story about the passage. what do you think about the "the new york times" analysis? guest: this is actually the biggest in terms of a trade partner, the biggest trade partner we have a free-trade agreement with. since a naphtha -- since nafta and 1994 -- talking about south korea. it is a larger deal compared to the ones that were signed in the past decade or so. and by the white house estimated i
country get moving again. this is a chance we can't afford to mess, and it is up to all of us to convince congress to seize that chance. let's get together and to make this happen. your future and your children and grandchildren future depends on getting this done. i can't urge you enough to call your congressman or congresswoman. call your senator and said that we just have to have this. there is a time for a political campaign, but there is also a time to save america. i have been working with my centers in new york, particularly chuck schumer, i think there are others like lindsay graham. you have to call your senator, your congressperson and say that this is something that cannot be consumed by partisan politics. it is not something that can wait for the next election. this is about keeping america the greatest country in the world, a place where our ancestors came and where our future has to come. thank you very much. [applause] >> i will take a couple of questions on topic. any questions? sir? seem to -- yes, tell everybody who you are. >> [inaudible] >this is a great program have l
historical ambition of creating a more perfect union can, by definition, never end. as dr. king showed us, the power to create a more perfect union lies in each of us. un die, we can correct injustice. we can work for equality and we can work to improve and eliminate poverty in our country. we can do so with and all law and through the institutions that defined as a great. nation this tomorrow reminds us that not only can we make america better, it is our responsibility to make a better. on behalf of chevrolet and gmc and foundation and everyone at gm, i congratulate and salute the king family come the mlk memorial foundation and all of america for ensuring the everlasting legacy of this trip. a great man -- of this truly great man. thanks [applause] you. >> please welcome dedication co- chairman and president designer and co-founder of the tommy hilfiger corporate foundation, tommy hilfiger. >> thank you very much a [applause] it is a special honor to join the king family, the martin luther king jr. foundation, and the many dignitaries as well as my fellow americans in celebrating the le
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, but the independent external review of water management operations will help us decide whether or not to undertake that revision and to what scope and scale based on recommendations will come from that panel. >> is the evidence pretty strong that given this extraordinary event and given new data, and that this is the moment in time that you would want to update of the manual? >> we have a new hydrological datapoint that makes us take that into consideration very seriously. >> what is a realistic time frame for updating that long- term manual? >> anywhere from 1 to x years. >> x is pretty open-ended. i just want to point out that that gives us the possibility of many additional flood the season's with an arguably outdated manuals, and given the extraordinary nature of this recent event, i would encourage a real focus on upgrading the long-term annual relatively quickly. >> yes, sir. >> let me thank you not only for your testimony, but for your service to our country. we appreciate the professionalism in which to operate, these very stressful issues. that will complete this panel. we will now turn t
to high-speed internet to answer the areas of the u.s. tonight at 8:00 p.m. on c-span to. after european leaders struck a deal, the presidents of the european council addressed members of parliament. part of it includes a second rescue financial plan with banks taking a 50% of laws on greek that. this one hour debate include opening remarks. >> i come to both of you, dear president, thank you for coming. only six hours after the last conclusions on the euro summit. i would like to ask the president of european councils for taking the floor. >> thank you, mr. president. dear colleagues, good morning. as i said, only a few hours ago , all the institutions and governments have been spending a significant political capital on dealing with the debt crisis. the situation was involving into a systemic concern. it had to be contained. that is what we've done. last night was a crucial political step which still requires technical and legal follow-up. sometimes i hear complaints that markets do not give democracies at the time we need to get things approved. there is some truth in it. i am deeply
that this administration does not want to use the terms radical islam about the people who are radical islamists. and when you get to digging a little deeper, you find out that the o.i.c., islamic group, figured out that we need to go on the attack and start calling anybody who mentions radical islam as an islamaphobe. and if you give universities, great universities, proud heritage in this country, massive amounts of money, you can also get them to teach seminars on this. you can get them to teach courses on this. and you can paint the picture that anybody, no matter how open-minded, no matter how well red and studied theyr you call them islamapho bmp es and maybe it will catch on and call radical islamists what they are. i don't know anybody that was in judiciary today that believes that muslims are terrorists. they're not. the only disagreement among those i know concerned about radical islam is whether the radical islamists, 1%, 5%, maybe a little more, some might say as much as 10%, but at least 90%, maybe 99% of muslim are peace-loving people. and if you have a muslim friend, they are your true frie
is recognized. mr. filner: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the bill before us sponsored by congressman walz would ensure that men and women of our national guard and reserve receive the distinction of being called veterans. it is a simple thing but it is denied them. representative walz introduced them in the last congress and didn't clear the senate so we have to try again. our guard and reserve comprise a large component of those called to serve and those changing dynamics need to be incorporated. this bill strikes the desired balance and full supporter of the bill and i would yield to the author of the bill, congressman walz as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from minnesota is recognized. mr. walz: thank you to the ranking member as well as being a staunch supporter of this and other legislation to secure the rights and benefits for our veterans and i thank mr. runyan for his support on this and other bills and appreciate all the things that are moving today. special thank you to chairman miller, majority leader and majority whip wh
computer adaptive tests, but only in grade -- oregon is allowed to use computer adaptive tests, but only in grade level. i want you to use these tests outside the grade level so you can get a real assessment of where the child is at. >> this gets into one of my favorite things as well. i have looked at the test results that parents are given for their kids, and it is not being able to test out of range or out of grade -- it's severely hinders the intermission the parents get. i would like for everybody to look at the reports that kids get across this nation and challenge you if you are not an educated to be able to tell whether that kid is doing well or not. i grew up under iowa basics, and my parents used to get the results from that, and have learned since then that the district was able to buy the results they wanted overall and help people out. but the one thing that really did was your report card came back, and if you were in fourth grade and you might be only reading at third-grade, second- month level. the parents could only be really upset or really happy to figure the
is a member of the u.s. house of representatives, representing the 11th congressional district in texas who announced his run to become gop for president of united states this past july. he is known as the intellectual godfather of the tea party movement. our guest has called for a reduction in government that go beyond those advocated by other conservatives. he wants to abolish most federal agencies including the irs and the federal reserve and returned with monetary -- our monetary system to something akin to the gold standard. he has proposed a constitutional amendment that would abolish personal income, state and give texas, and for that the government from engaging in business in competition with the private sector. back in 2002, he was among the six republicans who voted against giving president george w. bush authority to use military force in iraq. he says the resolution was unconstitutional because it transferred the right to transport -- to declare war from congress to the executive branch. he has remained a consistent critic of war in foreign lands. in 2010, and barney frank, vot
black voters as somehow under the spell of a black president because a longer view of history shows us this is representative of how-to african-american voters have been made. my very final piece -- the way in which the civil war continues to give us a legacy for white racial politics. since the election of barack obama, exposed profound anxieties about american citizenship and its intersection with marginal identity. when i teach race in american politics, the first thing i do is say to my classroom, "race is a social construction. it is not real." they nod their heads and they think to themselves, "she is not its." i can tell white people from black people from brown people. social construction, whatever. on saturday when i have to get my hair done, it does not feel like a social construction. if it feels like a biological reality because i cannot go to white hair salon. i have to go to an african- american hair salon. whatever on social construction. the 2008 presidential election was such an opportunity for me because i could actually show the hyper-social construction of a candid
environment, are you dealing with foreign contractors, u.s. contractors, or both? >> we are dealing with both. we did not deal with domestic non-war contractors. we wanted strong reforms, but for overseas contract thing. techniques that reduce the amount of procedure. we are not trying to impose them on domestic, non-wartime contract and. >> recommendations on how to be able to resolve that. that is not just an issue we deal with in contingency operations. we deal with that government wide, how often they are used and how they are applied? are there recommendations coming out of that as well? >> there are several. in appropriate cases, it should be suspended and debarred without holding a mini-trial domestically. we have seen cases where it is impossible to get witnesses domestically to do a suspension trial. >> with your permission, sir? >> yes. >> when i served on the committee, i was stunned by the white we -- the rights we give contractors when they worked for the government. it took us years to adjust what we paid them when they should be paid. if private business wants to engage a contr
by the proponents to dispel the misinformation and 105 by those of us who are opposed to these job-killing trade agreements. that's fair. 165 on their side, 105 on our side because their arguments are honest -- our arguments are honest and theirs aren't. that is how things break around here. that's clengy debate. let's talk about colombia. in colombia the average income is $3,200. think of all the u.s. manufactured goods those colombians are going to buy with $3,200 of income. whoa. thousands of americans go to work. does that remind you of the myth about nafta? no, this is about yet one more platform to get an access of abused labor, unorganized labor under colombian law, to provide -- to send goods back to the united states of america. mr. mcgovern: i yield the gentleman an additional 30 seconds. mr. defazio: i thank the gentleman. and then there's the issue of, yes, we will get some moring a kilt exports. insignificant to our industry. won't employ any americans. may employ some more people who are in this country to harvest the crop. but it will cut dramatically into the principle form of em
do you think anyone is china is thinking, let us get those diabetics off the road? the eu growth plan that we published, backed by eight countries, which i want to push every meeting, council, summit, that is the alarm call. there is one more thing. our businesses need the space to grow, literally. that is one of the reasons we are reforming our planning system. it is hard to blame local people for opposing development when they get so little of the benefits. we are changing that. if a new plant is built in your area, your counsel will keep the business rate. you keep the council tax. this is a vocalist plan from a local list party. -- localist plan from a localist party. i love our countryside, i would never put it at risk. we have to get the balance right. the portion of land in england but that is currently built up its 9%. there are businesses out there, desperate to expand, to hire thousands of people, they are stuck in our planning system. we are going to have constructive ideas about how to get that right. to those who oppose everything we do, my message is this, take your
2012 presidential race with lenny curry and delicate u.s. efforts to encourage foreign- based businesses to open in united states with nancy mclernon, president of the national law the organization for business investment. w j" is next. -- "washington journal" is next. host: good morning parade joe lieberman at connecticut and susan colin of maine say that congress should freeze the pay of federal employees for the third year, saying that it would save about $32 billion. also in the papers this morning, citing cost is a concern, the white house has dropped a vision of health care law that would provide a lifetime benefit in the event of illness or disability. it is known as the class act being dropped by the administration. and its role in the larger health-care law. we want your thoughts on this decision by the white house. if you want to give us a call, the numbers are on the screen. if you want to send us an e- mail, make your thoughts on -- thoughts known by that. journal@cspan.org, and if you are familiar with twitter and can keep your comments to 140 characters are less,
? give us a call, send us an e- mail or tweet, or post on our facebook page. 14% of the public approves of the job that congress is doing according to the latest poll, lower than the other elections when the majority partner -- party is on the verge of losing power in the house. they asked several questions about the approval rating of congress, with little hope of what that deficit reduction committee could do. when they passed how likely that republicans and democrats will agree on a deficit reduction plan, 20% say it is likely, a 24% say that it is unlikely. -- 74% say that it is unlikely. they also ask if they could not agree, that is, the super committee, do you support or oppose major cuts from military and domestic programs? 57% oppose that idea, 36% supported. on president john -- on president obama's approval rating, it slipped from 47% before the debt ceiling debate, to 42% now with 54% disapproving, a record low 35% approve of his handling of the economy. this is a change from september when they were evenly split at 42% each. some republicans say that the comparison between
are populated. we are welcome. they like us. they want us there. but we have to find a new place to base our marines. the new location up north is unreal. it is far too costly. it is not going to happen. we have to be honest. id is not going to happen. we have to find a different path to relocate some of our marines from that facility where they currently are. there are some suggestions that we have made to the pentagon. i would hope that secretary leon panetta and i think you were referring to his visit to japan will tell the japanese we are very close allies. whatever we are going to do, we are going to do to get their. this will not be a unilateral shift of the u.s. we have a plan that is unworkable. it is simply too expensive. we ought to be honest with each other. for some reason, it is difficult politically and i am not sure why. i do not know why it is difficult politically to say that we agreed on a plan. hey, it is not working. let's change the planned. there is a sensitivity. who goes fst? this is an ally facing a common problem. it is not such a problem. people are try
that 15% is obviously 15% that for that period of time is not being used for that training purpose. i swing either way depending on the day and what i had for lunch. >> well, that doesn't do any good if there's not oversight to bring it to the surface. what are we doing and the american taxpayers funding many of the initiatives? what are we doing to make sure this is being rooted out and we discover this and then through training or oversight? how are we going to find that out? are we doing a good enough job in that regard? >> my own view is i give us between a c-plus and b-minus now, but i do that with any program of this size that we're just getting started. your problems will almost always occur in the first two or three years of the massive programs. i don't care whether it's iraq, afghanistan, mexico, colombia, that's where the biggest number of problems are. we're out of thateriod now. you have a right to a of us what is our specific e scrabbluation -- evaluation and oversight mechanisms, and i believe that's the challenge for this year that we're still innd next year. part of t
for these brave astronauts. the legislation before us today, s.con.res. 29, authorizes the use of the capitol rotunda on november 16, some 43 days hence, to formally make the award. i support the resolution and urge all members to support it as well and i thank you, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: jackson the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from mississippi reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania. . >> i thank the gentleman from mississippi and i ask my colleagues to support this resolution and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from mississippi. >> mr. speaker, i'd like to thank chairman lungren and ranking member brady for their support on this matter and i urge my colleagues to support this concurrent resolution and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to senate concurrent resolution 29. those in favor say
to pay the rest of us $3.50 an hour in the 1960's. host: you can also send us e- mail at journal@c-span.org. this is the scene from times square. that is the nasdaq symbol, not far from broadway and became crown zero and the new york rallies go across the globe. here is a story, that the world wide protest were not court netted but not quite spontaneous. -- coordinated but not quite spontaneous. that essentially summarizes what happened over the weekend inside the "new york times" and robert joins us from of rhode island. caller: where it should be heading is that we have all of these people unemployed due to jobs being sent overseas. they should bring them back for the same about money, and i can almost guarantee you -- i am an accountant -- they could manufacture those jobs here in the united states, give people a living wage, give them pensions and fringe benefits and put people back to work. just like the person they call before, who has the skills in textiles, items like that. put them back to work by starting to open up those close the factories, and using american workers.
by the defense secretary. your thoughts? you can also reach us electronically. if you have called us in bill last 30 days, -- called us in the last three days, pick up a keyboard. you can follow us on twitter @cspanwj or on facebook. this is the way the story is reported yesterday, the lead story in this morning's "washington times." "defense secretary says automatic spending cuts would be words."s' in his the article goes on to say -- that is what we want to talk about for the first half-hour of the program. we want to show you a little bit about what the defense secretary had to say to the house armed services committee, covered by c-span yesterday. this is where the secretary talks to the committee about congressional dysfunction being a national security issue. >> i think that one of the great national security threats is the this functionality of the but congress and its inability to confront the issues we face now. i think your concern is this committee that has been established might fail to provide the leadership that has been given, or the responsibility it has been given to be able to c
toward those of us who have anxiety that so many parties have been promised a referendum again and again? it clearly is something the british people want, to have a say over our future relationship with the european union. it is likely the house of commons is likely to vote heavily against what the europeans -- what the british people want. >> i will try to keep my tongue constructive throughout. i completely understand people's frustrations. they were promised a referendum on the lisbon treaty and did not get that referendum because it was put in place by the last government, and it was not possible to hold that referendum. but i think the answer to frustration about not having a referendum about the last thing is not to just offer a referendum on the next idea. the most important thing is to deliver what people want, which is to get the best out of the european union. where there are opportunities, we take them. that is the focus we should have. >> the prime minister rightfully said that the 27 nation states will decide anything on the single market. it has not told the house that the
me today. they want us by a special thanks to jim and scotty. thank you what that tour. it was all some to be on aligned with you. demint and women of u.s. steel, thank you for having me here today to. be in the outskirts of pittsburgh, the city built on the work and hopes and dreams of blue-collar american workers. >> there is one in six americans who are job-ready but cannot find a full-time job. for $45 million on food stamps, there is 48% of the households least one resident is receiving government benefits. americans as the soft. i believe our people have a tough set out the best they can. they are looking for leadership. rare in washington, d.c. today. what i am proposing today is the first part of an economic growth package that will rebuild the engine of american prosperity. the plan at present this , energizing american jobs and security, will kickstart the economic growth of this country and create 1.2 million jobs. and free of washington gridlock because it does not require constitutional -- i should say constitute -- congressional action. we are doing it through a serie
in waterloo. they took us to the same church bring up and we sat each week in the same pew. my grandmother taught bible study there. but when we grew up, i know without a shadow of a doubt in our lutheran church that the gospel was preached from the pulpit. i have no doubt it was breached. but i have to confess to you that i did not understand it. we would go to sunday school in the morning and we have our bibles and i would take -- my bible with and it just did not make any sense to me. there was a vital part of the week. life went on. my father got a job in honeywell in minneapolis. about a year after we moved up to minnesota, my parents unfortunately got a divorce. there were the first in my family to have a divorce. it happens to millions of people, but it was the first in our family. it was shocking to people. we immediately almost overnight when to below poverty. my father had left my mother had been a full-time homemaker. it was myself and my three brothers. i want you to know god has a tremendous sense of humor. there is no place that is better preparation for politics than for a g
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the oversight. just three weeks ago, we had the undersecretary before us, talking about where dod is moving into 2017. i was delighted as i listen to the radio and heard your reference and trying to expedite the process getting to that clean audit. two words of caution. one, it is so import we get their cousin allows better management of resources. but that it be true systemic changes, not a heroic effort to get a clean audit. the referenced the neck to controls, internal controls is where it is at. the second is that over 12 years we spent over a billion dollars and did not get a result from the billion dollars of taxpayer funds. we learn from that not to repeat that. but your leadership on financial management on the civilian side and general dempsey on the uniform side will be key. this is making sure that we have the resources to provide the training, equipment are men and women need and we do right by them and their families. a final one, beyond the scope of the hearing, but just a concern i have regarding our efforts in afghanistan. that is when the president announced the surge, whic
has refused to join us at the negotiating table. throughout this time, this oslo time, there was another process that was unfolding on a parallel planes. that process was the deepening and expanding relationship between the united states and israel. the strategic alliance that did not exist before 1967. after that war, american policymakers spoke up and said there is a power in the middle east with which the united states should be aligned. israel proved to be a crucial asset for the united states during the cold war and for the fight against islamic extremism. people are most interested in what is happening in the u.s. on the peace process. i got into this job and found out everything i learned over 30 years is nothing compared to what i have learned as ambassador. it includes cooperation in the fields of technology sharing, missile development, other weapons, mutual training, commercial ties between the united states and israel. israel is america's 20th largest country in the world. america does more business with israel than it does with russia or argentina. one out
discuss farming in the u.s. and the future of farming and agriculture. washington journal live up friday at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. >> last week, secretary of state clinton traveled to islam by to talk to pakistan paltry government about taking more aggressive action against the haqqani network, a militant group that also operates in afghanistan. secretary clinton talked about her trip and outlined u.s. foreign-policy policies. then, a number of u.s. military leaders discuss budget cuts and military readiness. the house passed a measure that would repeal a requirement that the government revert taxes from payments to contractors. that debate is later. although this headline proved false, dewey's defeat by harry truman was iconic and he continued to impact political history. this week on "the contenders," follow the career of thomas dewey who influenced national politics in the election of dwight eisenhower and richard nixon live from the roosevelt hotel in new york city friday at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> next, secretary of state hillary clinton cautioned congress
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